Friday, October 22, 2010

Oatmeal with Cherries and Sliced Almonds

oatmeal with cherries, almonds, and silk

Oatmeal and orange juice is supposed to be a superfood combination, so I have this with a small glass of orange juice. Cherries are supposed to help with muscle recovery, and cinnamon is supposed to help insulin work better.

Sadly, plain Silk soy milk has been renamed original Silk—because nobody can just be plain, everybody has to be original—but even more stupidly, it's been reformulated. So it's not the original silk. And it's too sweet. If I wanted sweet, vanilla-y soymilk, I would drink vanilla silk. I'm so grumpy about this, I might switch to almond or hemp milk.

1/2 cup quick-cook oatmeal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
about 1/2 cup, say, six or nine frozen cherries
about 1/4 cup sliced almonds
about 1/4 cup plain silk almond or hemp milk

Put the oatmeal, cinnamon, and frozen cherries into a small bowl. Pour over boiling water just to cover, and cover the bowl with a small pot lid. In a few minutes, take off the lid and stir it up. Top with a palmful of sliced almonds and a splash of almond or hemp milk.